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NetCut SUMMARY

Key features

  • Network monitoring
  • Network defender
  • Lock/Unlock wi-fi

NetCut Pros

  • Low system requirements
  • 2 scan modes (fast/slow)
  • Easy to use

NetCut Cons

  • Outdated design
  • Web interface only
  • Ads in Free version

NetCut PRICING

NetCut review

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NetCut is a network monitoring tool that protects against so called “spoofing” attacks. Such attacks, also referenced as ARP cache poisoning, ARP poison routing (ARP = address resolution protocol), target LAN so that to gain access to IP addresses of computers within a network. As a result, the attacker could potentially intercept all data that goes through an IP address. Often such attacks facilitate other bigger attacks, DDoS for example. This is a threat of grave concern these days, this is very evident.

NetCut is a type of software designed to protect networks from such vulnerability. It is not the only program in network security software, but it is one of the most popular, therefore this review was in order. We can say that NetCut (v.3.0.58, as of August 2019) is light and easy. It scans a network and displays all devices in it.

But most importantly, it detects spoofing attacks and attempts. It can work constantly in the background. You can launch scanning of a PC or a network with the app. Other options with NetCut include blocking Internet access for specific devices, viewing reports and history, detecting unknown (guest) users.

Specifications:

VendorArkai (website)
Newest version (for Windows)NetCut v.3.0.58 out September 2019
Operating systemsWindows 7 /8 /8.1 /10
Installer file size2.87 MB
Menu languages1
Optimization modesARP spoofing protection, Network monitor, Auto logging
Extra featuresNetCut Defender, MAC changing, Scheduler
LicenseFree / Lifetime
Pricing$2.95 Lifetime, 1 PC

Many security enthusiasts start to googling “NetCut free download” right away. So to clarify the NetCut pricing matter, the good news is that there is a free version. For Pro version there are two options: monthly subscription - costing just $1 per month, as annual subscription - costing $9,99 per year.

Go to arcai.com, there you will see 2 versions for PC - Netcut Defender as a desktop app, and Netcut v3.5, the newest version. The latter one has a more user-friendly web interface. Select which one you wish, download and install it. Note: do not forget to check the “Automatically start the WinPcap driver at boot time” option.

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Run the program - this will open a page in your web browser. All the elements and the UI is simple and straightforward. There no themes or interface language to select - just dark-grey color and English. You will see several tabs: Users, Options, Pro, Records, Log. Below, a green or red status button indicates whether Netcut is On or Off at the moment.

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Lock/Unlock Wi-Fi is the first and essential feature in the Users tab. If On, no new users will be able to join the computer network, and won’t have Internet access. Also, note that this function is available in Pro version only. Next to it, you will see icons/buttons for Network re-scan, Block/Unblock all devices, Search, Schedule offline.

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In the Users tab there are 3 columns: blocked (blacklist), other, trusted (whitelist). Admins are able to move items between columns, taking action by drag-and-drop. With scheduler admin could also set time period for users’ blocking, as well as turn on timer (in minutes). If you see the “Attacker” status for any IP or device in the Other column, certainly you would want to move it to the left column, actually blocking that IP.

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Protect status “Yes” means a computer has NetCut installed and Defender enabled. This would be positive, of course. “Options” tab is basically the settings - and all except one, “Cut affect gateway and user”, are available when Pro is purchased. The most useful setting is "Fake MAC address", which allows random changes of the MAC address. The tab “Pro” is obviously for users to buy the subscription. There are 2 ways to sign up: email and Google account, and there are technical issues with email channel as it seems (no message with account activation link in the inbox).

In “Record” tab you will be able to view visitors to your network. Free version though only shows “guest” users with no details, while the Pro version will display lots of data: IP, time in and out, device name, location. Additionally, you’ll be able to lock such devices off.

what is netcut

  1. NetCut Defender

Protects a PC/laptop/device, works silently in the background. When turned off, users will only be able to scan the network, see hosts info - and no ongoing protection, all in all.

  1. Lock/Unlock wifi

Allows to block the access to new users. This means any users that would have joined the network after it was enabled, would be automatically blocked. To let anyone in, you would have to turn off the locker temporarily.

  1. Schedule offline

Allows to schedule network blocking, with only 2 options: a daily period (start time and end time) and a timer (a given time before a user is blocked).

  1. Fake MAC address

Lets users change the MAC address of the network, both manually or automatically (random change). This is a great extra security option for networks under attack.

  1. List of visitors (Records)

Collects information about all “visits”. It works even when NetCut is turned off but Defender is enabled. Thus, at the next launch one may see visitors. Data includes times, device name, brand, MAC address.

  1. Simple interface

A big advantage, as well as overall simplicity with drag-n-drop workflow. For example, to block an IP address, you would just move it to the block list. On the other hand, a light-colored them alternative would be nice to have too.

  1. Fast/slow scan mode

Fast for ultimate scan speed, or Slow for crowded networks with active data traffic.

Here’s a brief tip on how to use Netcut step by step:

  1. Launch the program
  2. Enable Defender
  3. Scan the network
  4. Find a host with status “Attacker: Yes” / or the one you want to block
  5. Move that host to the blacklist (left column)
  6. Leave Defender active, close NetCut

NetCut Pro for Android devices , 4.1 to 8.1, is available to download from Arcai website. It incorporates speed control, user report, one-click “block all”, IP search, slow and fast scan modes, random fake MAC address. Note: it requires Root Android to run on a phone/tablet/device.

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Name of product Pros

  • Easy to use, fast
  • Low system requirements
  • Fake MAC address
  • 2 scan modes
  • Visitor information

Name of product Cons

  • Interface is out of date
  • Not changing IP when switching networks
  • Account activation issues
  • No auto scan in the users tab
  • Ads in Free version

If considering NetCut alternatives with similar purpose or in similar “network security” category, we recommend to check the following software:

  1. ESET Smart Security
  2. XArp
  3. Arpwatch
  4. ARP-Guard
  5. ArpON
  6. ARP Guard
  7. Selfish Net
  8. Outpost Firewall Pro
  9. Nmap

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NetCut  USER REVIEWS (13)

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  • 11STUPID11 Published at Aug 26, 09:44
    Published at Aug 26, 09:44
    1
    • Quality
      1
    • Functionality
      1
    • Ease of use
      1
    • Ability
      1

    This software is crap. I think that even a 7-year-old child can do better! It shows a lot of banners soon after installation. I speak about the free version. I wanted to uninstall it but I could not:when I launch the uninstaller (in the folder with the program) it does nothing because Netcut still works. I had to remove it from startup.
  • vasyabylba Published at Dec 8, 23:07
    Published at Dec 8, 23:07
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    Easy to use; Power tool; Free.

    I use NetCut for Windows and for Android. Both programs with free licenses. I would like to try the Pro particular these two its function: the total lock and the speed search option. That`s why, perhaps, I`ll pay for a month to try because there is no trial period. I think everyone should try. NetCut offers the power of control and I really like it.
    • Cons
      • No trial.
  • Shaun Parmisano Published at Aug 23, 17:14
    Published at Aug 23, 17:14
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    It gives me the opportunity to play online games.

    It`s a wonderful program! I like to play online games, but I cannot do this because there are many people who use (I would say that they steal) the internet! So, now I can kick them (my friends and my brother) from the internet and very comfortably play online games. And they do not even have any idea about the source of their problems with Internet access :).
    • Pros
      • Really works!
    • Cons
      • No.
  • Aman Agarwal Published at Dec 25, 06:27
    Published at Dec 25, 06:27
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    Everyone should have this tool.

    In my opinion, NetCut is superb and everyone should have this tool. Everyone who uses a wireless network (wi-fi). It provides me the opportunity to kick sassy cunning users or dangerous hackers who can steal sensitive data such as passwords or other private information. I have no problems with NetCut yet, it works stable.
    • Pros
      • Protects against hackers or users who want free access to the Internet.
    • Cons
      • No.
  • lelouchism Published at Jun 10, 18:10
    Published at Jun 10, 18:10
    4.75
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      4
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    I have only positive experience.

    Hello everyone. I use NetCut on my laptop and have only positive impressions and experience. It works very well and is pretty helpful. I would try Netcut Pro to see how much it is better than free. But they don`t offer a trial period. I haven`t the opportunity pay for the month Pro because of the situation in my country.
    • Pros
      • It works very well and is pretty helpful
    • Cons
      • No Pro trial.
  • Cr4T1v3 Published at Jun 29, 15:04
    Published at Jun 29, 15:04
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    It is a great tool if you live in a dormitory.

    I live in a dormitory and there is a lot of guys who use my internet. It`s mostly not a problem, but sometimes I need all the bandwidth of the internet or need to disconnect those whom I do not know. Then I get help from NetCut, it allows me to kick them. Thus, it can be a great tool if you live in a dormitory.
    • Pros
      • Easy and simle
      • Free.
    • Cons
      • No.
  • amrazi Published at Aug 16, 19:50
    Published at Aug 16, 19:50
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    I useit in public networks.

    That is an awesome program. I use it when connected to public wifi. As you know, there always are people who use free network for downloading. With this program you can say "Goodbye, annoying people". I often use it in coffee shops when I have the internet as a snail. As a result, I enjoy good connection speed and delicious coffee. I think that Chrome is better suited for use Netcut.
    • Pros
      • Free.
    • Cons
      • No.
  • alex gordon Published at Jun 13, 20:18
    Published at Jun 13, 20:18
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    NetCut allows you to keep unwanted users away from the network

    If you have unwanted visitors in your network, especially in wireless, you have to use it. Someone can just use the Internet, but others may steal your personal information and it is very dangerous. NetCut allows you to keep them away from the network. I highly recommend using it.
    • Pros
      • Free.
    • Cons
      • None.
  • dvnnyy Published at Oct 24, 01:12
    Published at Oct 24, 01:12
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    NetCut was the first in the search results.

    I use netcut for 2 years. Two years ago I typed in Google "How to disconnect users from Wi-Fi" and NetCut was the first in the search results. I needed such a tool because I liked (and still like) to play online games and often my family members were filling up all traffic. Bad that no version for iPhone, I would pay for it.
    • Pros
      • Free
      • Simple.
    • Cons
      • No Iphone version.
  • KingPopinLockin Published at Aug 5, 02:59
    Published at Aug 5, 02:59
    4.25
    • Quality
      4
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      4
    • Ability
      4

    In a few clicks to my internet bandwidth is empty.

    This program really helps me. My family completely fill up the bandwidth of the Internet channel by watching online and streaming videos on Netflix and Facebook. Thus, it allows me to cut them off completely from the web. NetCut also has the ability to slow down the Internet, but it seems that you have to buy Pro version to make it.Or, maybe this feature is broken for me... There is one imperfection - you cannot see what Pro version provides... Maybe I would have bought it if I knew its preferences.
    • Pros
      • Well does its job
      • Easy
      • Lightweight.
    • Cons
      • Cannot limit the brandwidth
      • No list of available functions for Free and Pro versions.
  • legendnoobz Published at Nov 27, 10:49
    Published at Nov 27, 10:49
    4.75
    • Quality
      4
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    It`s very useful

    I often use it as IT support but only on my work. It`s very useful. NetCut works perfectly on Windows 10 and Chrome Browser. But there is one imperfection: that`s inconvenient if all devices are placed in one column. I think it would be better if they have different icons and will be located in different columns. Either one of these two options.
    • Pros
      • Works perfectly.
    • Cons
      • Window with list of the devises.
  • Farrukh Azizov Published at Sep 28, 08:03
    Published at Sep 28, 08:03
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    He kicked the one who broke my network.

    NetCut works very well. I used previously WiFi kill but it doesn`t work. There are some paid functions but free features enough for me. Today someone hacked my internet and joined. And this program lets me kick it. Perfect job. I recommend using.
    • Pros
      • Does well what should
    • Cons
      • No.
  • MARK_HENDRY Published at Apr 9, 08:55
    Published at Apr 9, 08:55
    4.5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      3

    Easy to use; Intuitive; May choose adapter I want to protect.

    It is convenient to use. There is not any documentation that could help understand using it. I mean, that there no offline tutorial. But Netcut is easy (in my opinion) and intuitive. I use several network connections (have a few adapters) and that`s good that Netcut gives opportunity to select connection i want to protect.
    • Cons
      • No ofline documentation.